wpkg --no-force-upgrade-any-version | --refuse-upgrade-any-version ...

The --no-force-upgrade-any-version option cancels the effect of the --force-upgrade-any-version option wherever it appears on the command line (before or after the --force-upgrade-any-version). It prevents the installation of packages if the new version says that the installed version is too old to be upgraded by this newer version.

To palliate to this problem, one wants to install an intermediate version of the package; to the minimum as defined by the Minimum-Upgradable-Version of the new package being installed which you can determine with:

wpkg -f <new-package-name>.deb Minimum-Upgrade-Version

The --refuse-upgrade-any-version option is an exact equivalent.